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Collective Violence and Individual Punishment: The Criminality of Mass Atrocity.

Drumbl, Mark A
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Northwestern University Law Review. 99: 539-610.

This Article examines the internationalization of law and order discourse and
its application to individual perpetrators of organic violence. The analysis
begins with a question: what punishment befits someone who murders, or is
responsible for the murders, of hundreds, thousands, or tens [*540] of
thousands? It ends with the somewhat unsettling proposition that a
reconceptualization of prevailing legal theory, policy, and practice is in order
for such punishment to be truly purposive.(excerpt)


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